newlywed medical technician was remembered Thursday as a “vibrant, happy and glowing person” after police identified her as the victim of an apparently random stabbing in the city’s financial district that has sent shockwaves through Toronto.
Rosemarie Junor, 28 — also known as Kim — died Wednesday, five days after she was stabbed in a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto’s popular underground PATH network of shops and restaurants.
“Our organization is like a big family and we are all grieving today for this loss,” Brett Laschinger, chief operating officer of the downtown MedCan clinic where Junor worked, said in a statement.
“Rosemarie was just such a vibrant, happy and glowing person. She had so many good friends here, and was such a positive force here, and we are all just devastated.”
Junor’s brother, Richard, told a local news station that his sister brightened every room she walked into.
Rohinie Bisesar, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder and is due to appear in court on Friday.
Security images taken at the time of the stabbing on Friday showed a well-dressed, long-haired woman — appearing as though she had just stepped out of her office for a quick Shoppers run — making a hasty retreat from the drugstore.
Subsequent coverage by various media outlets showed a glamorous-looking Bisesar and documented her impressive educational background.
Facebook photos of a beaming Junor, meantime, show her in a brilliantly hued wedding dress on the day she tied the knot four months ago.
Condolences began pouring in for Junor shortly after police released her name.
An Instagram image posted by a friend shows the wedding party joking around.
“Breaks my heart that this was just four months ago. You were taken away much too soon, angel,” reads the comment on the post.
Rodrigo Saldivia, who identified himself as Junor’s cousin, said on Facebook: “Today we lost someone that touched everyone in many ways. May you R.I.P. Kim Junor you will always be in our heart, mind and soul.”
Social media also offered glimpses into the past of the accused.
A LinkedIn profile bearing an image that matches the one released by police says Bisesar graduated from the prestigious Schulich School of Business at York University with an MBA in 2007.
Her profile also documents several jobs in the financial industry.
Bisesar had been the subject of a manhunt for several days before her arrest on Tuesday. An original charge of attempted murder was upgraded after Junor’s death.
She made her first court appearance on Wednesday. Her lawyer, Calvin Barry, says he’ll seek bail for his client.